Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. - Will Rogers

Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? - George Carlin

Only dead fish swim with the stream. - Unknown

Friccastewing a chicken on the hotplate - Archie Bunker

Early in the morning when the crows cock. - Archie Bunker

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

The crow flew closer, as if to hear its praises. - Emma Donoghue

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. - Bible

Would a lion cheat on his wife? No, but a Tiger Would. - Unknown

Be patient and calm; no one can catch a fish with anger. - Herbert Hoover

Change is like a charging cow. Don't ignore it - milk it. - Andrew Leigh

The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox. - Gotthold E. Lessing

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

We better not, ya know, kill our chickens before they cross the road. - Archie Bunker

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Philip II

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians, except for the occasional mountain lion steak. - Ted Nugent

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Ellen Glasgow

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. - Helen Rowland

I was readin' an article about the animal population - there's millions of pets explodin'. - Archie Bunker

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime. - Chinese Proverb

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

Do not trap yourself into an owl's hooting sound
Where sad nights linger through the blackness of a hound - Munia Khan

The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious. - Mehmet Murat ildan

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish. - Ovid

I will be deafer than the blue-eyed cat, And thrice as blind as any noonday owl, To holy virgins in their ecstasies. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. - Mark Twain

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

It's better to swim in the sea below
Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may come from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche

Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life. - Groucho Marx


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18-Feb-2019